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Overgrown tree encroaching into garden that is damaging fence and old shed . Roots pushing through garden

Reported via mobile in the Private property category anonymously at 12:18, Fri 5 May 2023

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 4520526.

The tree in the garden that backs onto ours it’s quite large and it covers the whole garden . We have noticed that the roots have pushed the fence panel up and damaged it as well as lifting up the back end of the garden. The branches are near enough touching the house . We would really like this to be cut back or gone completely: we have tried to approach the neighbour and have knocked on their door but looks like no one is there so not sure if anyone lives there or not. By the looks of it this issue has been here a while and never reported by a previous Tennent which we have been made aware was quite elderly and lived alone.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 12:18, Fri 5 May 2023

  • Apologies for the delayed response to your enquiry. Due to additional resource we are now able to address the backlog. Further to your Fix My Street Enquiry, we wish to advise that the land referred to is Private Land and therefore not the responsibility of Bexley Council. To establish ownership please refer to Land Registry at the follow link HM Land Registry Information Services and Land Charges Services - GOV.UK (

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 11:08, Wed 25 October 2023

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